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NJ ASK Strategies for grades three through eight updates spring 2009

 

Handouts
http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/CinderellaBigfoot.html
Cinderella Bigfoot version
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/playhouse/thethreelittlepigsan.html?print
The Three Little Pigs…An Ubbi Dubbi Fairy Tale (Reader’s Theatre Script)
http://web.archive.org/web/20051125105334/http://hometown.aol.com/rcswallow/TruePigs.html
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs….(Reader Theatre Script)
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE22.html
Which Shoe do you Choose? (Reader’s Theatre Script)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060116235606/http://hometown.aol.com/rcswallow/MagicCarpetRide.html
The Magic Carpet Ride (Reader’s Theatre script)
http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/downloads/topic/writing-skills
copy the cubing and the sensory charts
Resources

http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/
New jersey information

http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/updates/update121908_files/frame.htm
power point from the state…Dec. 19th

NJASK 2009: Writing responses that SHINE!
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hope4education.com May 2008. NJASK 2009:. Writing responses. that SHINE! Designed and presented just for you by ... Poetry Prompt-the child is to show that ...
www.njtesol-njbe.org/handouts08/njask.pdf - Similar pages
Great power point of ideas for grades three thru five

http://southjerseyacademy.com/tr/ASK4Lang.htm
great resources and interactive as well for all parts of NJASK grades three thru eight

 

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2007/release/
Massachusetts…reading tests released These are very good to practice reading passages and open ended response questions….New Jersey looks at Massachusetts as an example
https://www.doemass.org/mcas/student/2008/question.asp?GradeID=4&SubjectCode=ela&QuestionTypeName=Writing%20Prompt&QuestionID=6372
sample writing prompts grade four Massachusetts…others
https://www.doemass.org/mcas/student/2008/question.asp?GradeID=7&SubjectCode=ela&QuestionTypeName=Writing%20Prompt&QuestionID=6373#
grade seven examples of scored ….for writing prompts Massachusetts
https://www.doemass.org/mcas/student/2008/question.asp?GradeID=8&SubjectCode=ela&QuestionTypeName=Open%20Response&QuestionID=6209
grade eight open ended responses samples for Massachusetts

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Test Preparation Materials from New Jersey
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CJ's Poetry CanTeach poems [Example: Friendship -(scroll down to "With a Friend" )] GigglePoems.com. Writing prompt form add a poem prompt ...
www.teacherweb.com/nj/vernon/lhmslibrarymediacenter/thegreatestlasitesever.doc - Similar pages
Great resource for tests from other states…and many other writing prompts all genres…this will help with grades three thru eight
https://www.doemass.org/mcas/student/
scoring and work samples for Massachusetts
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/gd/templates/pages/ODE/ODEPrinterFriendlyPage.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=240&ContentID=4348&Content=52063
released sample tests from Ohio…good for practice…also for Reading portions and open ended…grades three and up
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/benchmark.html
wonderful speculative and explanatory prompts from Alaska’s writing tests…great to use for practice…grades 3, 6, 8 for their tests…of course can be scored and adapted for other grades as practice
2005-2006
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Second Quarter Writing Prompts. Expository/Explanatory. Monthly Prompts. Using words and pictures, explain to the principal how to play a game. ...
tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us/planning/resources/writprompt/2005-2006%20Monthly%20Writing%20Prompts.doc - Similar pages

 

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Lois Allen Writing Test Spring 2006
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Preparing for our Writing Test: Fifth Grade Fall Practice Prompt #1 ... Organization: does your story have a beginning, a middle that tells things ... explanatory information. A thesaurus or other specialized dictionary is NOT allowed. ...
www.writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/test/Fall1_Prompt_Practice_Session_writeups.pdf -

Look for more of these on WRITINGFIX.com
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/languagearts/elementary/
great resources
http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/
wonderful resources
http://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/MTSD/District/ela-curriculum-03/language/explanatory_technical_writ.html
definitions of explanatory writing
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FCAT Writing Prompts
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Before you begin writing, think about a time when you or someone else lost something. Write to tell what happened the time you or someone else lost ...
www.sanchezclass.com/docs/FCAT%20Writing%20Prompts.doc - Similar pages

Good sample prompts from FCAT …explanatory ones also

 

http://fcat.fldoe.org/fwprom02.asp
more sample prompts explanatory and others
http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/itech/Curriculum/FCATwriting.html
more resources for prompts

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Expository_writing
expository writing prompts for lower grades
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/expo.html
expository writing prompts and grades

http://www.teachersdesk.org/topics/par_week_program.html
lots of explanatory prompts for grades three to six
http://www.teacherweb.com/FL/SunsetLakesElementary/MrsRaude/wqr6.stm
lots of third grade resources

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Writing- Grade 4- Released Prompt
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Students are engaged in writing a letter that includes consideration of the audience and purpose provided in the prompt. The student shows awareness of a ...
www.education.ky.gov/users/jwyatt/RIADOK/WR/WR_Prompts_Annotations.doc - Similar pages
Other grade prompts as well…interesting to use

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/writing/
some good grade four speculative prompts
http://www.tennessee.gov/education/assessment/tswritinggr5.shtml
Tennessee writing prompts and anchor papers that are scored
http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/WASL/Writing/4gradAnnotations2008.aspx
grade four and seven sample narrative and expository prompts from Washington
http://www.msaveryslinks.bravepages.com/prompts.htm
GREAT LIST OF PROMPTS FOR GRADES THREE, FOUR AND FIVE…NARRATIVE AND EXPOSITORY
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/story_strips_flash.html
story strips…PBS KIDS…good for speculative….motivation characterization, dialogue
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=40
good
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=40
great mystery lesson
http://jc-schools.net/write/
great new updates…..new power points and lessons…expository stuff also
http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/writing.htm#EXPOSITORY%20WRITING
lots of good writing cites
http://languagearts.pppst.com/expository.html
expository writing prompts and activities for students also
http://www.ade.az.gov/standards/aims/
Arizona has some good practice prompts
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/benchmark.html
great speculative and some explanatory from the Alaska test grades 3, 6, 8 work well to be adapted for others as well

 

http://edinformatics.com/testing/testing.htm
practice from most states
http://www.proteacher.com/070039.shtml
great overall resource….teacher share
http://www.bristolvaschools.org/mwarren/WritingActivities.htm
good sample prompts for speculative and expository…elementary levels
http://mrsdell.org/writingideas.html#beginnings
great for speculatives and some can be reworded for explanatory for grades 3 to 5
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/archives/writing_bugs.shtml#january
Writing Bugs……great prompts for grades three to five…speculative…and explanatory
http://writingfix.com/
wonderful for all levels …..all genres of writing…great for Open ended response and reading comprehension as well. They are constantly updating this website
http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm
great Reader’s Theatre skits…these are written for primary grades, but due to the reading level will also be great to use with older struggling readers
http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/
great resources for many skills for writing also Reader’s Theatre scripts
http://www.grandviewlibrary.org/ReaderTheater.aspx
wonderful list of Reader’s Theatre plays including a great one on Martin Luther King including his speech…this will help with many writing prompts …speculative, could create a poetry response also, explanatory as well
http://www.storylineonline.net/
wonderful free interactive stories and writing activities
http://internet4classrooms.com/lang_write.htm
great page of resources, especially the interactive stories

 

http://readwritethink.org/
wonderful resource of lessons…National reading and writing standards, all lessons have all supplementary materials to use imbedded
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp
wonderful Read, Write, Think interactive tools for many writing and reading skill lessons…wonderful motivators
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000021.shtml
resources for the poetry prompt…explanatory grades three thru five
http://writingfix.com/poetry_prompts.htm
great poetry resource lessons

 

http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/SBA_ItemSamplers.html
great practice for third grade multiple choice and open ended from Alaska’s state test…if you click on this you will also see samples of scored answers
http://www.edinformatics.com/testing/testing.htm
full website with many states practice tests that are released…including old New Jersey samples as well
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/htmls/sample_books.htm
sample Illinois tests took fourth grade sample from these for practice

http://www.edinformatics.com/testing/read.htm
Great third grade from Pennsylvania…Texas samples good as well
http://www.mcsdk12.org/pssa.htm
great practice tests from Pennsylvania…especially reading for open ended grades 3 thru 8
also links to many wonderful resources for mini lessons and practice for reading, writing, math
https://eprcontent.k12.com/placement/placement/placement_langarts_2.html
wonderful sample reading, writing tests for various grade levels…excellent writing prompts for NJASK format
https://eprcontent.k12.com/placement/placement/pdfs/K12FAQs_v2.pdf
levels to match tests in link directly above this one
http://jc-schools.net/terranova-res.htm
wonderful practice tests many are interactive for reading comprehension, etc.
http://nwms.ohsd.net/navigators/expository%20writing%20pg.htm
great format for planning the expository/explanatory essay…especially for middle grades
http://languageisavirus.com/articles/creative-writing/questions/index.php?search=expository+writing+prompts
some great expository/explanatory prompts for middle grades

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Writing Prompts: Environmental Quotes
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Writing Prompts: Environmental Quotes. These quotes may be used as a basis for essay questions in a variety of subjects, including economics, government, ...
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Some quotes to use for practice essay writing
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics.html
lots of quotes to choose
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=40
expository writing and using elements of mystery…mysteries are also excellent to teach speculative writing

http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/2_Reading/2_Audio_Stories/index.html
wonderful interactive passages…these are great for middle grades…figurative language…etc. It is tough to get them to use this  and comprehend ….We know!!!
http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/Reading_Comprehension_Beginner/index.html
great directory for interactive books and comprehension exercises
http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/
http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listreadingta2.html
wonderful list of comprehension activities for grades three to five and can certainly be adapted
http://lesson-plans-materials.suite101.com/article.cfm/teach_brainstorming_for_the_expository_essay
great article and lesson ideas for writing with Quotes….middle grades …also good for high school as well

http://thinkfinity.org/PartnerSearch.aspx?Search=True&orgn_id=9&subject=all&partner=all&resource_type=all&q=expository%20writing&grade=all
great resources for expository writing

 

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